How to Tell If You Need to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

October 24, 2016

Despite popular belief, most of our exposure to pollutants occurs indoors rather than outdoors – indoor air can be two-to-five times more polluted than air outside, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Additionally, according to the EPA, nearly 90% of our lives are spent indoors. How can we check that our indoor air quality is the highest it can be and confirm that our health isn’t negatively impacted by what’s right in our house?

The first step to inspecting the indoor air quality of your residence is looking internally – how do you feel in your home? What physical symptoms do you experience inside? Poor air quality can easily be recognized through watery eyes, headaches, coughing, fatigue, sneezing and a few other symptoms that may be mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or allergies. The best gauge to see if these symptoms are coming from your air quality is if they go away once you are outside of your home.

The next stage toward improving air quality is checking for odors or damage in the items within your home. Walls and ceilings can look discolored and wood furniture can begin to warp or chip. There might also be a musty smell that doesn’t seem to leave. All of these factors can indicate poor air quality in your home and can greatly impact your belongings.

If you’ve noticed any of these signs of poor air quality and are nervous about your health or home comfort, the experts at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning are available to help. We offer Healthy Climate® whole-home solutions to improve indoor air quality that work alongside your current heating and cooling system. This ventilation system keeps air flowing throughout your entire home and can reduce levels of contaminants and pollutants through industry-leading air purification.

Our professionals can share all the selections we have with you to improve and enhance your indoor air quality. Your comfort and health is critical to us at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa and we want to make sure you breathe easy all year long. Ask us any questions you may have by calling us at 432-237-0168 or setting up an appointment with us online.